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About the job

Salary: £26,511 - £29,577 a year plus £963 essential car user allowance
Hours per week: 37
Contract type: Permanent

Our Adult Social Care department are looking for Social Care Assessors to work in Early Intervention and Prevention. This is an exciting opportunity to join our dynamic team at the start of the customer journey.

Your role will require you to work closely with the customer to understand the difficulties they are experiencing and find solutions, based on their strengths, support network and community resources in order to stabilise the situation and prevent and delay the need for long term care and support to ensure they are able to live the life they choose, maintain their independence with the right level of support.

The role is fast paced and you will carry out welfare visits, review referrals, complete assessments and perform tasks involved in identifying and resourcing support.

You will work closely with professionals within the local authority and other disciplines, voluntary agencies and community resources to agree a support plan and review its effectiveness.
This is a rewarding role where you will be expected to promote personalised care pathways to ensure choice and control for all eligible individuals.

You will be working to influence and shape the local environment with help from your colleagues to help promote social inclusion and accessibility while ensuring that identified needs are understood individually by locality and fed into strategic commissioning.

About you

Our ideal candidate will need to be dynamic and innovative and a strong team player who can meet strict deadlines and targets while working under pressure. You’ll need to be a strong communicator both verbally and in writing to be able to work with a wide range of service users and other professionals.

We need someone who is confident in promoting the benefits of working together as one multi-disciplinary team and one department to minimise duplication and make best use of scarce resources.

This is a role where you can make a difference and help the people of Luton who need it most. If you can conduct robust and sound assessments, risk assessments, support plans, reviews and facilitate self-assessments, this is the role for you.

Other duties include writing clear, concise reports and correspondence and using computer databases and case recording systems to do so. We do ask that you are able to set and maintain the highest standards of personal, professional and ethical behaviour and gain the trust and respect of others while embedding the council’s values in your daily work.

You will have the opportunity to develop your already existing basic knowledge and understanding of social care legislation and regulation and how to interpret this in a modern context.

You will need to be able to visit customers and families in their own homes daily and able to work outside normal office hours occasionally.


We offer a range of excellent staff benefits which include:

- generous holiday entitlement with the option to buy up to 20 days
- flexible working arrangements - we welcome requests for flexible working arrangements including part-time hours and alternative working patterns
- 24/7 independent Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
- local government pension with generous employer contribution of 17.3%
- excellent support and development
- relocation package available up to £8,500 (subject to meeting eligibility criteria)
- half price season ticket on Thameslink train line
- discounted shopping including gym membership and Vauxhall cars

Application process

Only LBC employees and LBC agency staff may apply for this post.

Because of the nature of this job, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants are required to declare all unspent cautions and convictions; and also any adult cautions (simple or conditional), and spent convictions that are not protected as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2020). A person’s criminal record will not in itself prevent a person from being appointed to this post. Applicants will not be refused posts because of offences which are not relevant to, and do not place them at or make them a risk in, the role for which they are applying. However in the event of the employment being taken up, any failure to disclose such offence, as detailed above, will result in dismissal or disciplinary action by the Authority.